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    I know I'm annoyingly behind the times technology wise, so I apologize upfront, but what is a robot and what are 233 of them doing in our threads?
     
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    Information gatherers, search bots

    Googlebot - A guide to the Google webcrawler
     
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    Government monitoring for future evidence.
     
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    They have to clean up after all the whining. Mopbots.
     
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    You are all good lady. As there are no dumb questions, just dumb people :D
     
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    Thanks. I read your link; I'm just that stupid, though, that I'm still not sure what they do.
    You tried.
     
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    Try this, it's more simple in the terms

    How does a Web Crawler work? | Wp Themes Planet
     
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    Does it read individual posts or does it look at thread titles or scan the search terms or what? I do understand what the Google Index is, I think. That's how I fell into this rabbit hole, researching gun legislation pro/con for a student at the jail. One of 2AGuy's threads came up on about page 3 of the results of a Google search. I had never done social media at all--not even Facebook. You guys were a splash of cold water, believe me.
     
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    Much better. Thanks.
     
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    They are busy trying to self actualize. Try not to hurt their feelings.
     

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